Registration and licensing

New class of registration for electrical workers

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New class of registration for electrical workers

The Board is responsible for the registration and licensing of electrical workers.

Prescribed requirements relating to the completion of competence programmes

Gazette Notice number 36 dated 9 April 2015 set out the requirements relating to the completion of competence programmes, in respect of persons applying for practising licences or applying for renewals of practising licences. That Gazette Notice has also been replaced.

To align with the new classes of registration changes it is necessary that the requirements relating to the completion of Competence Programmes be amended. 

Read a copy of the 2017 Gazette notice titled "Prescribed Requirements Relating to the Completion of Competence Programmes" on the Gazette

A new Gazette notice was issued on 27 April 2017 which replaces Gazette Notice number 39 from 1 April 2010 which provided the classes of registration for electrical workers, the requirements/standards for registration, and limits of work in respect of each class of registration.

With effect from 28 October 2017 in accordance with sections 84, 85, and 86 of the Electricity Act 1992, the Board gives notice of the following:

  • the classes of registration under section 84(1)(a) of the Act are those set out in Table One of this Gazette notice; and
  • the requirements/standards for registration under sections 85 and 86 of the Act in each of the classes of registration are those set out in table 2 of this Gazette notice; and
  • the types of prescribed electrical work each class of registration is authorised to do, or assist in doing (when licensed) under section 84(1)(b) of the Act are set out in table three of this Gazette notice.

Read a copy of the 2017 Gazette notice, titled "Classes of Registration" on the Gazette.